OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Marcel Reece #45 of the Oakland Raiders gets past D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos for a touchdown at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams and defensive tackle Ryan McBean were each suspended six games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Tight end Virgil Green was also suspended four games for violating the policy.
Two members of the Denver Broncos were each suspended six games, and another Bronco received a four-game suspension, for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy on Friday. Linebacker D.J. Williams and defensive tackle Ryan McBean will miss the first six games of the 2012 regular season if a lawsuit filed against the league proves unsuccessful.
Ryan McBean and DJ Williams suspended six games each. They will file federal lawsuits against the NFL this Monday.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) March 9, 2012
The players claim tampering during the process. Again, they will file federal lawsuits against the league. More to come....— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) March 9, 2012
With all the excitement currently surrounding Peyton Manning's visit to Denver this afternoon, the report is certainly sobering news for Broncos fans.
ESPN's Adam Schefter also reported that tight end Virgil Green will be suspended four games.
Two Broncos, LB D.J. Williams and DL Ryan Mcbean, suspended six games each. TE Virgil Green suspended four games. League did not say why.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2012